​New Dawn Equine Rescue and Sanctuary

Rescue. Rehab. Re-home. Retirement

New Dawn was founded March of 2014 by President and Founder Katelyn Hayes and is located in the gorgeous hills of Gilroy, CA.  Katelyn has owned her own horses for many years and after adopting her first rescue in 2013 she saw that there was a greater need for equine rescue and safe havens for the once forgotten. She had a vision to include her community and home town in experiencing the world of equines, their love and all they had to offer the world. New Dawn offers programs for schools, sports teams, families and therapy programs for those looking for an additional form of therapy. We also offer aid and rescue work during natural disasters such as the California Wildfires of  Butte Fire 2015, Lake County Fire 2015, Tubbs Fire 2017 and the fires of Paradise, CA in 2018. 


Our mission is to rescue, rehab and re-home slaughter bound, abandoned and abused equines. We also offer sanctuary to senior equines and those with chronic conditions. At our facility we are able to provide individual care and plans to meet the needs of each equine. We are a no- kill shelter that does not euthanize to make room for more equines. Whether our equines stay with us or find loving new homes, this is a second change and new beginning for each and every one.